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(last updated 13 Apr 2019)

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TRADE STATISTICS

 

Export statistics

Canada · Australia

Canadian Uranium Exports [MTU], by Country of Final Destination   flag
Dest. Country198819891990199119921993 19941995199619971998 1999200020012002
Argentina   192029      1 5
Belgium153190    1153115   110126 
China              213
Czech Rep.            246  
Finland1517183            
France9646967998221114617661016 679587671819350533024385
Germany806615220459534665465348776184    42
Indonesia 1             
Italy 46             
Japan71717292005399232852334433631490196813101116 238611271366
Mexico             93114
South Korea874635339215104715455290261315444309172 496217
Spain10097    274186103160 12197180126
Sweden78349728591170  84142450147   73
Taiwan           10726212220
United Kingdom120487188249819 50198250374345 1935888
United States468239504035530740326291493857027407 618759623674423044374683
TOTAL1043493988648781073188684105078180112231022582747146109661003111534
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium
(Natural Resources of Canada: Mineral and Commodity Reviews, Uranium)

> See also: Canada throws cloak of secrecy over uranium exports

 

Countries/Regions to which Australian Uranium was supplied [MTU] *)   flag
(as delivered to customers' converter accounts)
Dest. Country19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
USA13941952352131093439302729803185369830203715
Canada7214684135105 1157711543217
France3154224224224227487969597701638861
United Kingdom456509413346412738325662618548145
Sweden331311200170140440340560213238288
Germany135135 13513513521221213525064
Belgium757575757575 25420300
Finland454545505095959595078
Spain      170   91
Japan13471905182618301542198219441927247413141934
Republic of Korea948583869719636789789802593338328
Taiwan        73283206
China          266
TOTAL51186082745669906955802877658733898676738194

Dest. Region200920102011201220132014201520162017
North America333223881589178416843780468441983004
Europe3088186215872232209737675112171371
Asia2960235829941551214065147510961351
TOTAL93786608617055675921 *1)4807 *2)591065125727
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium
*) calculated: 1 t U3O8 = 0.848 MTU; totals may differ due to independent rounding
*1) calculated, as the total figure oddly stated by ASNO is equivalent to 5525 t U
*2) calculated, as the total figure oddly stated by ASNO is equivalent to 4824 t U - this difference cannot be explained by rounding: were those 17 missing tonnes sent elsewhere? or is the whole office suffering from dyscalculia?
From 2009, "Individual country information is not provided in order protect commercial confidentiality"
(Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office: Annual Reports)

> See also: Australia throws cloak of secrecy over uranium exports

 

Import statistics

USA · European Union · Germany

Uranium Purchased by Owners and Operators of U.S. Civilian Nuclear Power Reactors, by Origin Country and Delivery Year [MTU] *)   flag
Origin Country1994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Australia1081171117531673221828154893396741763587448438306558442649074294
BrazilW000W       316WWW
Bulgaria     0WW        
Canada5620646173436428552548034021658465986557633488005125412237663452
China65211314389W267239WWWWWW000
Czech Rep.     W3240  W0W133WW
FranceWWW00213WW        
GabonWWWWW00WW0      
GermanyWW372WWW0WW0 W0000
Kazakhstan10681191575744457WW121120811628162063062692614681917
KyrgyzstanWW0W0     000W00
MongoliaWWWWW           
Namibia306204W298300408290218416398106911401157119814922205
Netherlands0WW00           
Niger0WW0329W278WW0W0WWW770
Portugal        WW0000  
Russia684211520901382229224282571193924362957397349845814644846463053
Slovakia  W00           
South Africa4253856439909781046903778294553804220279W301W
Spain0W              
TajikistanWWW0W      W0000
UkraineWW381WW772W0WWW0WW00
United KingdomWW00W   WWW0W0W0
United States2968201831923104276244035099507223873923474742334157152829692713
Uzbekistan1365149813311060961874740101613641433886963777486740548
Yugoslavia  00W           
Subtotal W5521012381370616411569531522715738487783889231213
TOTAL14723167071820416138164391844119926213172027421750246542528825592196092052019165

Origin Country20102011201220132014201520162017
Australia27352308258641314043372334473127
BrazilWWWWW0W0
Bulgaria00000WW0
Canada39384166522530033765649142775404
China0WWWW0W0
Czech Rep.W00WWWW0
GermanyW00W00W0
HungaryW00W000W
Kazakhstan26273742239824824628412541561784
Kyrgyzstan000   
MalawiW300W491582W200W
Namibia189023842302218317711329767W
Niger226671820641506355397W
Portugal000W0000
Russia40553923294040692638348625152719
South AfricaW58647872361318450W
UkraineWWW0W0WW
United Kingdom0000W000
United States14182002377236481275131520861122
Uzbekistan7176959911178684400781826
unknown000WWWWW
Subtotal W3103126121792662003851571
TOTAL1791621089221232207820521217421946016553
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium
*) calculated (1000 lbs U3O8 = 0.3846 MTU)
W = details withheld
(U.S. DOE EIA: Uranium Industry Annuals / Uranium Marketing Annual Report)

 

Origins of natural uranium delivered to European Union utilities [MTU] 1) 2)   flag
Origin Country2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Canada3002347539503280335849955093378647573286
NIS5372         
Russia 278039003444233617863984 3)5144 3)3272 3)3599 4)
Other NIS 973        
Kazakhstan  203098443856352755710721596
Uzbekistan6835309381070589
Ukraine   0123010
Niger2844208518602460277423883355353118451854
Gabon         
Australia1264111215202624248230623053320929923801
South Africa1738139013506561022950188137247426
Namibia790865696435
USA     757488402398318
Re-enriched tails (Russia)4749731000984876473728388688193
HEU feed   13127301406850825550675
EU< 1586956763281465472526515480
Other + undetermined11062785104924385301336432520329
TOTAL15800139001690016400146001760021400219321862217591

Origin Country201020112012201320142015201620172018
Canada201233183212315618552845294640993630
Russia497945245102308426494097276521921759
Kazakhstan281626592255360939412949226120641754
Uzbekistan459929159653365526115348166
Ukraine0284002300019
Niger208317262376223521712077315221512067
Australia215317772280201119941910189620911909
South Africa1901134121720100118
Namibia1017101113507163253855049231046
Malawi001801151252000
USA320180242381586343125193110
Re-enriched tails00000212212171161
HEU feed550731395000000
EU556455421421397412220018
Other + undetermined4321282566212992291308080
TOTAL175661783218639170231475115990143251431212835
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium
1) EU-15 to 2005, EU-25 in 2006, EU-27 from 2007
2) approx. values only, calculated from %share (unless in italics)
3) "highly unreliable" figure, according to Euratom Supply Agency
4) this amount could also include other CIS material, HEU and other secondary sources
(Euratom Supply Agency: Annual Reports)

 

Origins of natural uranium delivered to German utilities [MTU]
(Total: 2,684 t U)
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Origin Country2006
Canada38.1%
Russia21.3%
South Africa9.8%
Australia9.5%
Czech Republic5.8%
USA4.9%
Uzbekistan3.9%
from reprocessing5.9%
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium
Source: Deutscher Bundestag Drucksache 16/5381 , 16. Wahlperiode 18. 05. 2007, Antwort der Bundesregierung auf die Kleine Anfrage der Abgeordneten Eva Bulling-Schröter, Lutz Heilmann, Hans-Kurt Hill, weiterer Abgeordneter und der Fraktion DIE LINKE. – Drucksache 16/5174 – Transporte und Lagerung von Uranhexafluorid

> See also: German goverment throws cloak of secrecy over uranium imports


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